29 January 2015 Fetherston Ridge gains momentum

Stakeholders of one of Canberra’s newest developments ‘Fetherston Ridge’ in Weston have had the opportunity to walk through a selection of new homes this week, as Defence Housing Australia (DHA) showcases its premier ACT site to the community.

The exclusive event showcased the high-quality homes being built for Defence members and their families and gave a first glimpse at what the wider community can expect from the 26 lots (including three multi-unit sites) that will be released for sale to the general public or builders/developers next month.

‘Situated on an elevated site offering expansive views across to the Brindabella Ranges, Fetherston Ridge is already a sought-after, boutique development not just for Defence families, but also for the wider community,’ DHA Managing Director, Peter Howman said.

‘These lots are proving extremely popular, with more than 60 enquiries received prior to them entering the open market next month. This can be attributed to the site’s prime location in the established suburb of Weston, but also our reputation as an award-winning developer.’

Those in the market to buy property in Canberra aren’t the only ones to benefit from the development, with Fetherston Ridge also generating some positive news for the local economy with three local builders working directly on-site, and many more small businesses off-site providing goods and services for the development.

‘We believe that integrating with the local community is an important part of building sustainable communities—from using local suppliers to working with local community groups.

‘We’ve used more than 200 local contractors and subcontractors and pumped more than $30 million back into the local economy through this development.’

The wider community is also set to benefit from the incorporation of several features DHA has built into the development for future generations including: a bus turning circle in Unwin Place, equestrian trail markers, 15 new car parks for Fetherston Gardens, and recycling of stormwater via an underground water storage tank that will be used by the neighbouring gardens for irrigation.

Fetherston Ridge was named after Tony Fetherston, the founder of the neighbouring Fetherston Gardens and CIT horticultural school that used to occupy this site. He was an educator, a pioneer of horticulture in the Canberra community and served in the Royal Australian Air Force from 1934–44.

‘We are proud to honour Tony and keep his memory at the forefront of the Canberra community.’

To find out more about living in Fetherston Ridge email communications@dha.gov.au